Every Child, Every Nation, Every Day
How God Uses SPAN to Declare His Glory among the Nations
The Sponsor-a-National™ (SPAN™) program continues to be a huge blessing to Child Evangelism Fellowship® around the world. Each month around 600 CEF® national missionaries in the eight regions of the world receive monthly assistance. The SPAN program connects those who want to give to missions, with those called to go out on mission to the children but who have little means of support in their ministries. Children are being evangelized, discipled and established in local churches week by week as SPAN missionaries are supported. God is being glorified as He draws many children into relationship with Him through Christ.
SPAN has been a key program in the growth of CEF ministry. Just last June several workers from the Middle East completed their Institute training and returned to work in their home countries – difficult places where the Gospel is not welcome – and it is a blessing to see the Lord provide for them through SPAN.
Why do these workers not raise their support?
In CEF our policy is to trust God, and tell His people. Our SPAN recipients do this and have seen the Lord raise at least some of their needed support locally – but there is a shortfall. In many places Christians are poor and few in number, so raising support to enable full-time ministry is simply impossible. Help is needed and we in International Ministries are looking to the Lord each month to provide the needed help.
I am so thankful to the Lord that He has provided completely during the first six months of 2016. There is no balance remaining but the Lord has faithfully provided. We are now praying for the $200,000 needed each month for the support to continue. Please pray that God will provide – and please be open to Him touching your heart to have the joy of being part of this great ministry in giving. My prayer is that just as believers in many countries receive SPAN support, that believers in many countries will become involved in giving also.
“Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!“ (Psalm 96:2-3).
God is at work around the world for His glory in the nations. He is using SPAN as a wonderful blessing to that end!
Harry Robinson, Vice President of International Ministries